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Tender "Hernösand"

 

Tender "Hernösand" in theSemskefjord - Picture: From Marinerundschau 3/89

 

Technical Data

Shipyard Helsingør Jernskibs- og Maskinbyggeri, Dänemark
In Commission Former German Steamship from Shipowners H.M. Gehrkens, 1941 confiscated and converted to Tender with civilian complement. First deployment as Supplyship for S-Boats at Turku 1941.
Displacement 953 BRT
Length 68,55 m
Beam 10,10 m
Draft 4,10 m
Propulsion 3-Zylinder Tripple-Expansionsengine, 2 Boilers
Shafts/Propellers 1
Speed 9,5 kn
Complement  82
Weapons ?

Specials

Following a deployment for the 6. SFltl at Kirkenes "Hernösand" was employed as Tender for the 6. SFltl bis 01.08.1942. Thereafter the ship sailed back to Germany. From 25.01. bis Mitte April 1943 the ship lay in a shipyard. Therefore she could not follow the 8. SFltl to Norway. But she carried out three supply-trips to Norway. During the build-up of the new base-structure upon the loss of the Channel-bases it got Trontheim as new deployment-harbour. 1945 it was handed over to England which "inadvertently" passed it on to Norway. The shipowners H.M. Gehrkens made a protest against that and got the ship back from Norway. 1955 it was broken up.